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System Properties Comparison Microsoft Azure Table Storage vs. Newts vs. RDF4J vs. Sphinx

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NameMicrosoft Azure Table Storage  Xexclude from comparisonNewts  Xexclude from comparisonRDF4J infoformerly known as Sesame  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA Wide Column Store for rapid development using massive semi-structured datasetsTime Series DBMS based on CassandraRDF4J is a Java framework for processing RDF data, supporting both memory-based and a disk-based storage.Open source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databases
Primary database modelWide column storeTime Series DBMSRDF storeSearch engine
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score4.85
Rank#63  Overall
#5  Wide column stores
Score0.02
Rank#329  Overall
#30  Time Series DBMS
Score0.42
Rank#220  Overall
#9  RDF stores
Score6.49
Rank#52  Overall
#5  Search engines
Websiteazure.microsoft.com/­en-us/­services/­storage/­tablesopennms.github.io/­newtsrdf4j.orgsphinxsearch.com
Technical documentationgithub.com/­OpenNMS/­newts/­wikidocs.rdf4j.orgsphinxsearch.com/­docs
DeveloperMicrosoftOpenNMS GroupSince 2016 officially forked into an Eclipse project, former developer was Aduna Software.Sphinx Technologies Inc.
Initial release2012201420042001
Current release3.1.1, October 2018
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache 2.0Open Source infoEclipse Distribution License (EDL), v1.0.Open Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnonono
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Implementation languageJavaJavaC++
Server operating systemshostedLinux
OS X
Windows
Linux
OS X
Unix
Windows
FreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyes infoRDF Schemasyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesno
XML support infoSome form of processing data in XML format, e.g. support for XML data structures, and/or support for XPath, XQuery or XSLT.nono
Secondary indexesnonoyesyes infofull-text index on all search fields
SQL infoSupport of SQLnononoSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)
APIs and other access methodsRESTful HTTP APIHTTP REST
Java API
Java API
RIO infoRDF Input/Output
Sail API
SeRQL infoSesame RDF Query Language
Sesame REST HTTP Protocol
SPARQL
Proprietary protocol
Supported programming languages.Net
C#
C++
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
PHP
Python
Ruby
JavaJava
PHP
Python
C++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresnonoyesno
Triggersnonoyesno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding infoImplicit feature of the cloud serviceSharding infobased on CassandranoneSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supported
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infoimplicit feature of the cloud service. Replication either local, cross-facility or geo-redundant.selectable replication factor infobased on Cassandranonenone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnononono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency infobased on Cassandra
Immediate Consistency infobased on Cassandra
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonono
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataoptimistic lockingnoACID infoIsolation support depends on the API usedno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyes infoin-memory storage is supported as wellyes infoThe original contents of fields are not stored in the Sphinx index.
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.nono
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights based on private key authentication or shared access signaturesnonono

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